|December 4, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, news, Pharmacology, vitreo-retina|
Patients with central serous choroidopathy treated with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) eyedrops recover faster than when they are not treated, according to a new study.
“We found that we could cut the average time to resolution by 50% with the NSAID eyedrops, which is the way we have been treating patients in our own practice,” said Michael Singer, MD, from Medical Center Ophthalmology in San Antonio.
He presented the results here at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2013 Annual Meeting.
Central serous choroidopathy is characterized by spontaneous serous detachment of the neurosensory retina in the macular region, with or without retinal pigment epithelium detachment. Its cause is not known, but one theory suggests that increased (more…) (109)
|November 27, 2013||2013, Abstract, Optics & Refraction|
Defocus Incorporated Soft Contact (DISC) lens slows myopia progression in Hong Kong Chinese schoolchildren: a 2-year randomised clinical trial Lam C, Tang W, Tse D, Tang Y, To C; British Journal of Ophthalmology (BJO) (Oct 2013) AIMS To determine if ‘Defocus Incorporated Soft Contact’ (DISC) lens wear slows childhood myopia progression. METHODS A 2-year double-blind…
|November 26, 2013||2013, Abstract, Cornea, Infections|
Microsporidial Keratitis after Collagen Cross-linking Gautam , Jhanji V, Satpathy G, Khokhar S, Agarwal T; Ocular Immunology and Inflammation (Aug 2013) Purpose: To report a case of infectious keratitis due to Microsporidium after collagen crosslinking (CXL). Methods: A 36-year-old man presented with a 3-day history of pain, redness and diminution of vision in his left…
|November 25, 2013||2013, Abstract, Surgery|
Surgical simulators in cataract surgery training Sikder S, Tuwairqi K, Al-Kahtani E, Myers W, Banerjee P; British Journal of Ophthalmology (BJO) (Oct 2013) BACKGROUND Virtual simulators have been widely implemented in medical and surgical training, including ophthalmology. The increasing number of published articles in this field mandates a review of the available results to assess… more
|November 24, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, Glaucoma, Pharmacology|
Upper eyelid sulcus deepening appears to be a frequent occurrence with bimatoprost usage, according to K. Inoue, MD, and colleagues.
They evaluated 250 eyes of 250 patients diagnosed with primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Five healthy patients were enrolled as controls. One eye of each patient was treated with latanoprost, travoprost, tafluprost, bimatoprost and isopropyl unoprostone in one eye for three months or more. Three ophthalmologists independently judged the appearance of the deepened upper eyelid sulcus in the (more…) (262)
|November 23, 2013||Posted by admin under Uncategorized|
Intrastromal corneal ring segment (ICRS) implantation using the femtosecond laser may be a viable alternative for high astigmatism correction in post-penetrating keratoplasty (PKP) eyes, according to C. Lisa and colleagues.
In the cohort study, 32 eyes of 30 patients with previous PKP underwent ICRS implantation after femtosecond tunnel creation. The uncorrected (UDVA) and corrected (CDVA) (more…) (176)
|November 22, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, aao, Cornea, news|
Corneal transplantation has a long and evolved history, with many facets of change and great future possibilities, Edward J. Holland, MD, Cincinnati, said.
Dr. Holland delivered the Castroviejo Lecture at the “Advances in Keratoplasty: Where we are in 2013” symposium.
The evolution of corneal transplantation began with an unsuccessful first attempt in 1838, followed by the discussion of the lamellar keratoplasty approach to corneal disease starting (more…) (231)
|November 21, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, aao, Ocular Trauma|
A “pole-to-pole” surgical approach in severe ocular trauma cases offers multiple ways to achieve the best results in a short time, and can also limit the amount of operations performed, reducing patient stress and the overall cost of the procedure, Cesare Forlini, MD, Ravenna, Italy, said.
Dr. Forlini delivered the Helen Keller Lecture at the “Anterior Segment Reconstruction” symposium, which took place on the final day of the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting here in New Orleans. His talk was titled “Pole-to-pole approach in severe ocular trauma: focus on the middle earth – iris reconstruction and beyond.”
Pole-to-pole surgery “consists of a contemporary multidistrict surgical approach, alternating maneuvers (more…) (153)
|November 20, 2013||Posted by admin under 2013, aao, cataract, Conferences|
Even in the hands of experts, not all cataract surgeries go as planned, as attendees at a “Spotlight on Cataract Complications” session found out during the second day of the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting here in New Orleans. Session co-chair David F. Chang, MD, said the key is to remain calm.
“Don’t panic—take a deep breath,” he said, adding that even unwelcome events during surgery can result in good visual outcomes.
For instance, if there is a break in the anterior capsule, (more…) (167)